Keri Russell

Actor, Model
Actress Keri Russell seemingly materialized from nowhere to star in the popular angst-filled teen drama "Felicity" (The WB, 1998-2002), but she had actually been a teen entertainer on stage and at Disney's star-making ... Read more »
Born: 03/22/1976 in Fountain Valley, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (49)

The Americans 2012 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Guest

Cabbages & Queens 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes 2014 (Movie)

Ellie (Actor)

Late Night with Seth Meyers 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

Austenland 2013 (Movie)

Jane Hayes (Actor)

Dark Skies 2013 (Movie)

Lacy Barrett (Actor)

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Goats 2012 (Movie)

Judy (Actor)

7th Heaven 1993 - 1996, 1998 - 2001, 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Boy Meets World 1993 - 1994, 1998 - 2001, 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Married... With Children 1993 - 1996, 1998 - 2001, 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Running Wilde 1998 - 2001, 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Extraordinary Measures 2010 (Movie)

Aileen Crowley (Actor)

Leaves of Grass 2010 (Movie)

Janet (Actor)

The 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Presenter

Bedtime Stories 2008 (Movie)

Jill (Actor)

The 80th Annual Academy Awards 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

August Rush 2007 (Movie)

Lyla Novacek (Actor)

Grimm Love 2007 (Movie)

Katie Armstrong (Actor)

Scrubs 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Girl in the Park 2007 (Movie)

(Actor)

Waitress 2007 (Movie)

Jenna (Actor)

Mission: Impossible III 2006 (Movie)

Lindsey Farris (Actor)

Into the West 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Upside of Anger 2005 (Movie)

Emily Wolfmeyer (Actor)

Felicity 1998 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

We Were Soldiers 2002 (Movie)

Barbara Geoghegan (Actor)

The 2001 Teen Choice Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The 52nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

CinderElmo 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Mad About Mambo 2000 (Movie)

Lucy McLoughlin (Actor)

The 2000 Teen Choice Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The 51st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The 57th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Eight Days A Week 1999 (Movie)

Erica (Actor)

Seventeen: The Faces For Fall 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1999 MTV Movie Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1999 Teen Choice Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The Curve 1998 (Movie)

Emma (Actor)

Roar 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

The Lottery 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Malibu Shores 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Daddy's Girls 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The Mickey Mouse Club 1988 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Honey, I Blew Up the Kid 1992 (Movie)

Mandy (Actor)

The Babysitter's Seduction (TV Show)

Actor

The Magic of Ordinary Days (TV Show)

Actor

When Innocence Is Lost (TV Show)

Actor
Music (1)

The Late Show With David Letterman 2014 (Tv Show)

Performer

Biography

Actress Keri Russell seemingly materialized from nowhere to star in the popular angst-filled teen drama "Felicity" (The WB, 1998-2002), but she had actually been a teen entertainer on stage and at Disney's star-making Orlando studios for years. She earned an Emmy Award and audiences loved her as the intelligent but naïve Felicity Porter, a sheltered suburban girl who moves to New York to attend college and is exposed to the coarser side of life, thanks to her new big city friends. When the show ended after four seasons, television audiences lost sight of the actress who kept a low profile while strategizing on how to segue into broader adult roles. Russell's eventual follow-up projects included a small but pivotal role in J.J. Abrams' deft "Mission: Impossible III" (2006) and a co-starring role the Adam Sandler family fantasy "Bedtime Stories"(2008), but she focused mainly on meatier independent features like the acclaimed "Waitress" (2007), completing a successful transition from small screen teen fame to respected film actress. Though she found some success in features, Russell had her meatier roles on television, particularly on the Cold War espionage drama "The Americans" (FX, 2013- ), which marked a triumphant return to the small screen while underscoring her talent for playing diverse roles.

Relationships

Shane Deary

Husband
Dated for several years before getting engaged 2006 Married Feb. 14, 2007 in New York

River Deary

Son
Born June 9, 2007 in New York; father, Shane Deary

Willa Deary

Daughter
Born Dec. 27, 2011; father, Shane Deary

Tony Lucca Actor

Companion
Met when they both appeared on "All New Mickey Mouse Club" Dated from c. 1991-99 No longer together

David Russell

Father

Stephanie Russell

Mother

Todd Russell

Brother
Born c. 1972

Julie Russell

Sister
Born c. 1979

Scott Speedman Actor

Companion
Dated when they co-starred on "Felicity" Split 2001

EDUCATION

Highlands Ranch High School

Denver , Colorado 1994

Milestones

2013

Starred as a KGB agent living undercover as a suburban mom on "The Americans" (FX)

2013

Co-starred in sci-fi thriller "Dark Skies"

2010

Cast as an environmental activist on Fox comedy "Running Wilde"

2010

Portrayed wife of biotechnology executive John F. Crowley (Brendan Fraser) in "Extraordinary Measures"

2008

Co-starred with Adam Sandler in family film "Bedtime Stories"

2007

Co-starred with Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Freddie Highmore in child prodigy drama "August Rush"

2007

Played a pregnant waitress in an unhappy marriage in "Waitress," helmed by Adrienne Shelly, who was murdered before film's release

2006

Played an agent trainee under the watch of Tom Cruise's Ethan Hunt in "Mission: Impossible 3"

2005

Played Joan Allen's daughter in Mike Binder's "The Upside of Anger"; film screened at Sundance

2005

Starred in Steven Spielberg produced miniseries "Into the West" (TNT)

2004

Made Broadway debut in Neil LaBute's "Fat Pig" opposite Jeremy Piven and Andrew McCarthy

2002

Played supporting role in "We Were Soldiers"

2000

Cast in first feature lead in "Mad About Mambo"

1998

Landed breakout role as a young woman who moves to New York City to be closer to her high school crush (Scott Speedman) on The WB drama "Felicity"

1996

Co-starred on NBC primetime serial "Malibu Road"

1996

Starred opposite Stephen Collins in NBC TV movie "The Babysitter's Seduction"

1996

Appeared in "Eight Days a Week"

1994

Landed regular role as Phoebe Walker on short-lived CBS sitcom "Daddy's Girls"

1992

Played a babysitter in feature debut "Honey, I Blew Up the Kid"

1991

Appeared as a Mouseketeer on the "The All New Mickey Mouse Club" (Disney Channel)

Raised in Dallas, TX, Mesa, AZ, and Denver, CO

Briefly worked as a model

Bonus Trivia

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"The media aspect of all this is very bizarre. The truth is, most people don't even know if I'm really any good, but the word has spread. Can we live up to the hype? Luckily, we have a really good show with a great cast, and I don't think people will be disappointed." – on promoting "Felicity," quoted in USA TODAY, Aug. 6, 1998

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"I don't know if I'll be an actor forever. I don't wake up and think, I'm dying to act today!" – Russell quoted in Empire magazine, April 2006

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"Money and fame attracts so many different types of characters." – Russell in Interview magazine, June 2007

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